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United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation National Essay Competition 2021 | N7.5m in Prizes

UBA Foundation is now accepting entries from Senior Secondary school students in Nigeria for its 2021 National Essay Competition. The deadline for submission of entries for the UBA Essay Competition is November 12, 2021.

UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, announces the commencement of the 2021 edition of the National Essay Competition (NEC) for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. Now in its 11th year, the National Essay Competition provides a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students in Nigeria. Winners get educational grants to study in any African University of their choice.

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About UBA Foundation

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is a leading pan-African financial services group headquartered in Nigeria. It is one of Africa's best and most resilient banking Groups with operations in 20 African countries and offices in three global financial centers: London, Paris and New York. UBA has more than fourteen million customers and over 1,000 business offices and customer touch points globally. UBA has been operating in Africa since 1949, referred to then as the British and French Bank Limited (BFB)It took over the assets and liabilities of BFB and was incorporated as a limited liability c... read more


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Aim and Benefits of UBA Foundation Essay competition

  • 1st prize winner: N3,000,000 in education grant to any African University
  • 2nd prize winner: N2,500,000 in education grant to any African University
  • 3rd prize winner: N2,000,000 in education grant to any African University

Requirements for UBA Foundation Essay competition Qualification

  • Must be in senior secondary school
  • Must submit a handwritten essay (750 words MAX)
  • Must submit a passport photograph
  • Must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID or Passport.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for UBA Foundation Essay competition

Entries received for the competition will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities who will then shortlist 12 essays for further assessment.

Following this, the second round of competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second superior essay from which the three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from the 12 finalists.


Documents Required for Application

  • Applicant must submit their completed contact information (Name, Age, School, Address of school, Telephone Number, Residential Address and Email Address).
  • Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data page.


Application Deadline

November 12, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to UBA Foundation on www.ubagroup.com to apply

Competition Topic: What is the Role of Technology in Educating the African Youth?

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